Mag. 3.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 124 km west of Copiapo, Atacama, Chile, on Tuesday, 2 May 2006 at 23:03 (GMT)
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Minor magnitude 3.7 earthquake at 19 km depth
Depth: 18.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 27.576°S / 71.562°W (South Pacific Ocean, Chile)
Nearest volcano: Copiapo (242 km / 150 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
124 km (77 mi) WSW of Copiapo (pop: 129,300) --> See nearby quakes!
136 km (85 mi) NW of Vallenar (pop: 44,900) --> See nearby quakes!
201 km (125 mi) SW of Diego de Almagro (pop: 18,100) --> See nearby quakes!
261 km (162 mi) N of La Serena (pop: 154,500) --> See nearby quakes!
264 km (164 mi) SSW of Taltal (Antofagasta) (pop: 10,000) --> See nearby quakes!
265 km (165 mi) N of Coquimbo (pop: 161,300) --> See nearby quakes!
286 km (178 mi) NNW of Vicuña (pop: 13,500) --> See nearby quakes!
338 km (210 mi) N of Ovalle (pop: 77,100) --> See nearby quakes!
352 km (219 mi) N of Monte Patria (pop: 13,900) --> See nearby quakes!
660 km (410 mi) N of Santiago de Chile (pop: 4,837,300) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1010 joules (6.22 megawatt hours, equivalent to 5.35 tons of TNT) More info
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|M 3.7||19 km||offshore Atacama, Chile||USGS|
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